“Songs for the Earth” :: Chelsea Music Festival 2023
June 24 – 29, 2023
The Chelsea Music Festival presents “Songs for the Earth”, a five-day festival of concerts, conversation, and tastings with musicians, visual artists, and chefs. The festival explores the theme of our relationship with the natural world and how the arts can foster ecological awareness. The festival features performances by Asaran Earth Trio, Verona Quartet, Sonya Headlam, Rogério Boccato, and many more. The festival also includes workshops, outdoor dinner, and world premieres by Iman Habibi and Sung Jin Hong.
The festival runs from June 24 to June 29, 2023 at various locations in Chelsea, New York City. Festival tickets go on sale Thursday, June 1, 2023 on ChelseaMusicFestival.org.
About the Festival in Past Years:
The Chelsea Music Festival is an annual event that celebrates great music by convening world-leading musicians and artists in the performing, culinary, and visual arts for an international audience. The festival was founded in 2010 by Co-Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur, inspired by the creativity and diversity of their Chelsea neighborhood. The festival features programs that span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz, with a special emphasis on festival commissions by composers whose works are not in the traditional western canon. The festival also invites artists, composers, and performers to collaborate in pursuit of new perspectives in artistic expression.
The festival takes place in various non-traditional concert spaces such as art galleries, public squares, schools, and churches, creating an accessible and interactive gateway to chamber music. The festival also hosts lectures, exhibitions, family events, and free outreach performances. In 2020, the festival inaugurated its online series of encores and originals on YouTube, showcasing highlights from its archives and new recordings. The festival is proud to give emerging voices, particularly those of women and people of color, a stage and a supportive community. The festival has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, and others.